India’s legendary women’s cricketer, Mithali Raj has joined the fight to eliminate the coronavirus pandemic from India by donating INR 10 Lakh. Out of the total sum of money, INR 5 Lakh will be donated towards the PM-Cares Fund and INR 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Mithali has joined the long list of celebrities who have come together and donated the amount amid coronavirus crisis. Prior to this, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, former Indian cricketers, Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar, the BCCI, and some more cricketers have also donated money to combat the pandemic.
Talking about women cricketers, 16-year old, Richa Ghosh and India’s new find in the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Poonam Yadav have also donated money to fight for the elimination of the virus.
Mithali Raj Pledges To Donate Rs 10 Lakh To Fight Covid-19
“All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit — Rs. 5 lakh to The PM – CARES Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund,” she said on her Twitter handle.
Watch Mithali’s Tweet Here:
All of us need to join hands in this fight against the deadly coronavirus. I pledge to contribute my little bit – Rs. 5 lakh to The PM – CARES Fund and Rs 5 lakh to the Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief Fund . #PMCARES @PMOIndia @narendramodi Ji @TelanganaCMO https://t.co/o7kHEuIeT6
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) March 30, 2020
Indian Women Cricketers Join Hands To Combat Against The Virus
Earlier, India all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who was part of the eves’ T20 World Cup team, contributed Rs 50,000 to the West Bengal State Emergency Fund for the fight against coronavirus pandemic. She also separately contributed to the Prime Ministers Relief fund and UP relief fund.
Poonam Yadav has decided to donate as much as INR 2 lakh for the cause. Richa Ghosh, who also represented India in the same tournament had also stepped ahead with a financial aid of INR 1 lakh.
Previously, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar had contributed INR 50 lakhs while current batsman Suresh Raina chipped in with INR 52 lakh. Vice-captain of the Indian test team Ajinkya Rahane also added Rs 10 lakh to the PM fund. On Monday, Virat Kohli too joined the fight against the pandemic. Last week, the BCCI had donated INR 51 crore for the fight.